The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

Michael Pollan
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter Twenty.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The Naylor farm has turned from a diverse farm to one that has become a _________ production mecca.
(a) Barley.
(b) Wheat.
(c) Corn.
(d) Soybean.

2. Neither being ignorant or aware is a completely _________ way of eating in the world today.
(a) Sustainable.
(b) Attainable.
(c) Movable.
(d) Avoidable.

3. Americans can develop an eating culture that allows omnivores to eat without _____, according to Pollan, and with full consciousness.
(a) Dread.
(b) Boredom.
(c) Pain.
(d) Fear.

4. Both food that is prepared and harvested as well as that from a store should be a part of an occasional _______ meal.
(a) Ritual.
(b) Reminder.
(c) Birthday.
(d) Dinner.

5. The increased ______ of corn has meant a drop in crop space for other plants, according to Naylor.
(a) Planting.
(b) Use.
(c) Production.
(d) Mutation.

Short Answer Questions

1. Pollan is disgusted when he looks at a picture of himself with his kill and sees ________.

2. A new program was introduced to pay the farmers directly for the difference in price between the target and the selling price of ________.

3. Corn is also self _______ and wind pollinated, which is a process that Pollan describes in detail.

4. As a result of the new government agreement, the market is flooded with _______ corn.

5. What is the name of the once trash strewn park that was turned into a community garden?

(see the answer key)

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